While Mr Noah is busy building his ark, Mrs Noah has a sudden thought: what about her vegetable garden? And the fruit trees? And everything she has spent years sowing, growing and tending? They'll get washed away when the rain comes! So whilst the animal ark venture goes ahead, Mrs Noah begins collecting seeds, taking cuttings and eventually loading the ark with her own produce. The result is a splendid garden ark which not only gives everyone onboard plenty to eat, but once the rain has subsided gives Mrs Noah a head start in helping the world grow green and new. A twist on the well-known story with a topical environmental theme.
Elena Pasquali was brought up in South Wales and studied Romance languages at University. She worked for some years in children's publishing before going on to be an author in her own right. She has a special interest in researching and retelling folk tales from around the world. She enjoys exploring new cultures, travelling, and learning the languages that will help her on her way.